Announcement: Releases “Blues Guitar Riff in the Style of Howlin´ Wolf - Easy Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this lead guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jon MacLennan teaches a easy blues lick in the style of Howlin’ Wolf from the song Smokestack Lighten.

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MacLennan demonstrates the lick as follows; first he plays the open 6th string followed by the open first string. Next is the open 6th string and 3rd fret of the first string together and then bend the first string up one whole step and then 2nd fret 3rd string and slide up to the 4th fret and fret 3rd fret of the 2nd string and slide back down to the 2nd fret and do a pull-off to the open string and then fret the 2nd fret and do another pull-off and then move to the 2nd fret of the 4th string and do another pull-off and then back to the 2nd fret to complete the lick. Jon then just repeats the entire sequence numerous times. Guitar TAB’s are available at

Howlin’ Wolf, aka Chester Arthur Burnett was an American blues musician from White Station Mississippi. Many of his songs, such as Smokestack Lightening, Back Door Man, & Spoonful, have become blues and rock standards still played today. Following his death 1976, Howlin’ was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991

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Los Angeles based guitarist Jon MacLennan began his career at the age of 16 and is one of the busiest upcoming session guitarist, artist, composer, producer, and professional educator in LA. Jon has done session work for Julian Lennon, Steven Tyler, and British pop star Jamie Cullum. He has appeared on Disney channels “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and on the sound track to the movie “Marley and Me 2 – The Puppy Years”. MacLennan earned a bachelor’s in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony which has made him a highly sought after guitar instructor today.

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